(BLOOMFIELD) - Greene County Prosecutor Jarrod Holtsclaw has been appointed as chairman of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council (IPAC).
The Greene County Daily World reports, at a recent meeting of the general membership, members of IPAC selected Holtsclaw to serve as chairman for 2013-14.
Holtsclaw says representing Indiana prosecutors and serving the people of Indiana in this capacity has been a goal since he became a prosecutor.
Holtsclaw is currently serving in his second term as the elected prosecutor for Greene County, but he has served in the Greene County Prosecutor's Office since 1998.
The IPAC is a non-partisan, independent state judicial branch agency that was created by statute in 1973. It is made up of Indiana's 91 prosecuting attorneys and their chief deputies.
Holtsclaw explained the IPAC assists prosecuting attorneys by preparing manuals, providing legal research and conductingtraining seminars.
IPAC also serves as a liaison to local, state and federal agencies, study commissions and community groups in an effort to support law enforcement and promote the fair administration of justice.
IPAC is governed by a 10-member Board of Directors chosen from among the state's prosecuting attorneys.
In addition to Holtsclaw's appointment, Washington County Prosecutor Dustin Houchin was appointed to serve as the organization's Vice-Chairman, and Wabash County Prosecutor William Hartley, Jr. was appointed to serve as the Secretary/Treasurer.
Others appointed to serve on the IPAC Board of Directors include Monroe County Prosecutor Chris Gaal who is the council's immediate past president, Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry, Adams County Prosecutor Christopher Harvey, Ripley County Prosecutor Richard Hertel, Knox County Prosecutor John Sievers, Daviess County Prosecutor Dan Murrie, and Clark County Prosecutor Steven Stewart.
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